Kyle Rittenhouse Released From Custody After Posting $2 Million Bond
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who shot dead two people in a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, this summer, was released from jail after bailing out $ 2 million.
The 17-year-old was released from Kenosha County Detention Center on Friday afternoon, Kenosha News reported. Rittenhouse was arrested in August after killing two people in a protest against the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, showed up with an AR-15 rifle and told The Daily Caller that he was there to "help people" and protect property.
Later on the night of August 25, Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26. The cell phone video captured the moment when he fatally shot Huber and injured a volunteer paramedic, 26-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz, who was in the arm.
The authorities charged Rittenhouse with murder, attempted murder, as well as weapons and endangerment offenses; he claims he defended himself.
Rittenhouse reportedly got his gun from 19-year-old Dominick David Black, who was charged last week on two cases in which he deliberately gave a dangerous weapon to a minor who caused the death.
Since the shooting, Rittenhouse has seen a lot of support from Republicans, including President Donald Trump, who claimed the teenager was protecting himself. His lawyers and evangelical groups have raised millions of dollars for his defense.
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